LINCOLN – The University of Colorado women’s tennis team played their second match, in as many days, and loss to No. 36 Nebraska, 7-0 on Sunday at Nebraska Tennis Center. The loss drops the Buffaloes to 6-4 on the season, and a split on the road trip, after defeating St. Louis University 6-1 on Saturday.
The Huskers have now won 11 straight matches and improved to 12-1 on the season, with the team’s only loss coming to No. 12 Northwestern back in January.
“Today we played a very good Nebraska team,” said CU head coach Nicole Kenneally. “It’s matches like this that allow our players to see where and what they continue to work towards. We competed really hard and I think we made them work for it in several positions in several sets. It’s a good first step against teams of that caliber.”
Nebraska started the day, earning the doubles point, by winning at all three doubles positions. It was only the third time all season that the Buffaloes failed to win at least one match in doubles competition.
Sophomore Carla Manzi Tenorio fell to No. 106 Janine Weinreich 6-1, 6-1. Manzi Tenorio is now 7-3 in the spring, which is tied for the best record on the team with freshman Julyette Steur. Nebraska clinched the match when Zabella Zgierska defeated senior Ania Anuszkiewicz 6-4, 6-2 at the number five singles position.
Steur was the only CU player to win a set, as she loss 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (8) to Stefanie Weinstein. Coach Kenneally commented on Steur’s play this season saying, “Julyette has been really impressive since her arrival in January. One of the great things about Julyette is a thirst for wanting to improve and to work on her game mentally and physically. We are excited to continue to see her game develop.”
Colorado last defeated the Huskers, 4-3 on April 13, 2008 in Lincoln. Nebraska now leads the all-time series 19-18, and has won six-straight in the series dating back to 2009. Two of those wins were at the Big 12 tournament in 2009 and 2011.
CU returns home to open Pac-12 Conference play against No. 7 California (Friday, Mar. 9, 1:30 p.m.) and No. 11 Stanford (Sunday, Mar. 11, 10 a.m.). Site of the match is to be determined either at the Millennium Hotel Harvest House bubble at the South Campus Courts.
Nebraska 7, Colorado 0
NU (12-1), CU (6-4)
March 4, Nebraska Tennis Center
1d) Veresova/Weatherholt (NU) def. Schleich/Steur (CU) 8-3
2d) Weinreich/Weinstein (NU) def. Janssens/Manzi Tenorio (CU) 8-1
3d) Zeppernick/Zgierska (NU) def. Anuszkiewicz/Tiefel (CU) 8-2
Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3
1s) Patricia Veresova (NU) def. Kristina Schleich (CU) 6-2, 6-1
2s) Mary Weatherholt (NU) def. Winde Janssens (CU) 6-1, 7-5
3s) Stefanie Weinstein (NU) def. Julyette Steur (CU) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0(8)
4s) No. 106 Janine Weinreich (NU) def. Carla Manzi Tenorio (CU) 6-3, 6-3
5s) Zabella Zgierska (NU) def. Ania Anuszkiewicz (CU) 6-4, 6-2
6s) Maike Zeppernick (NU) def. Ashley Tiefel (CU) 6-3, 6-3
Order of Finish: 4, 1, 5*, 2, 6, 3